Melbourne as a Classroom
Recently as a college we we celebrate Mercy Day. It is a special day for our school community where we are able to join together and celebrate how lucky we all are to be able to say with pride I am Mercy.
Students gathered as a year level to explore this years theme 'Find your way with Mercy' Participating in two activities to understand Mercy at a deeper level. This included former Mercy College students, Ruth Yousif, Sabrina Martins, Lida Hanna and Fiona Lorenti speaking to levels of students, about the lessons and values they have taken with them into adulthood so they could find their way with mercy in life beyond school. Students also participated in a scavenger hunt to find answers to questions related to the history of Mercy College and the life of Catherine McAuley and the Mercy Sisters in Australia.
We were fortunate to gather for Eucharist and are grateful to Fr Anthony Girolami who was our celebrant. At the conclusion of Eucharist, we presented the 2019 Spirit of Mercy Award. In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, this student is a model of Christian values in her relationships with students, staff and the community. She makes a positive contribution to the life of the College, inside and outside the classroom. She always give of her best, beyond that which is required. She works to develop an awareness of social justice issues within the community. Her behaviours embody the very values, which our learning community lives by. Her learning is modelled on our Mercy learner dispositions: be courageous, be inquisitive and be persistent.
In the afternoon homerooms hosted the Mercy Day Carnival where one of the highlights was the teacher/ student lip sync battle. The term 3 Learning showcase was a fantastic way to conclude the day and review a busy but positive term for all.